Resources include a variety of tools, including books on writing, software to aid in writing, reference books, web sites and more. The following pages will always be a work in progress as I build on the tools and resources I use and as new tools and resources become available. I hope you will find something useful in[…]
Reviews are listed alphabetically by title. Clicking on the link will take you to the review as posted. Memoirs A Secret Gift by Ted Gup A Widow’s Story by Joyce Carol Oates Again in a Heartbeat by Susan Weidener An Incredible Talent for Existing by Pamela Jane Betty’s Child by Donald R. Dempsey Blue Nights by Joan Didion Called[…]
Guest Post Guidelines
Yes, you’re invited to guest post on my blog. I would love to share this space with you. Whether you have a post already written, or you have a great idea you would like to share, you can find everything you need to know about guest posting in the guidelines below. By offering guest posts to[…]
What's Happening Here
Welcome to my corner of the online community where I write about a variety of things, including writing, memoir, and an avid love of books. But I also can be found writing about life and faith and their importance to me as a child and throughout my life.
I’m glad you’re here. Come in and sit awhile. Perhaps a cup of coffee? Or tea? We have so much to talk about when it comes to finding joy in sharing about faith, life, and yes, writing.
It is my hope that within these posts and pages I share something pointing the way to writing and finding joy in it. Perhaps you will find yourself writing short fiction, creative nonfiction, a novel, essays, and more. Perhaps, like me, you’ll even set up a blog to showcase your writing.
My writing life goes back to elementary school and winning an essay contest. Before that, however, my dad had begun to teach me to appreciate words and reading and then around age 12 he pulled me into the proofreading phase of the printing company where he worked as manager. In 2006, I retired from my position as a legal secretary for a major law firm in Portland, OR, where I had the responsibility for drafting legal documents and pleadings. And yes, I had to proof those too. But at least I had the opportunity to write.
Upon retiring, I realized I now had the chance to put my writing skills to work writing what I wanted to write, not what someone else told me to write. I began by working on a memoir, which you can find under the tab Writing Samples / Memoir WIP. In addition to posting about the writing process itself, I’ll be sharing writing tips, resources, and books focused on writing.
I love stories about life and what happens day-to-day so there’ll be some of those kind of posts, and my faith is al important to me. Don’t be surprised if I pass along a verse of Scripture or a short message about my faith.
We all have a story to tell, and that story may help someone else. Whether you choose to write fiction or nonfiction, your words will have an impact on a reader somewhere.
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If you have a story you’d like to share with my readers or a writing tip you’ve discovered, please read the Guest Post Guidelines and contact me.